This report and graphical executive summary examines how LGBTQ youth who are incarcerated in juvenile detention and correctional facilities face bias in adjudication, and mistreatment and abuse in confinement facilities.
Juvenile Justice - LGBTI
The purpose of this paper is to report new national data on the over-representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, gender nonconforming, and transgender youth in the juvenile justice system and to provide recommendations for key justice stakeholders on how to best serve these youths (p.
Entitled to Treatment: Medical Care for Transgender Adolescents in the Juvenile Justice System (2016)
Transgender individuals are those whose “gender identity” – their personal sense of being male or female – does not match the sex they were assigned at birth.
The Overrepresentation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Questioning, Gender Nonconforming and Transgender Youth Within the Child Welfare to Juvenile Justice Crossover Population (2016)
This study surveyed youth in seven juvenile detention facilities.
This webinar discusses the need for agency policies to support LGBT young people in the juvenile justice system. Example policies are included.
Locked In: Interactions with the Criminal Justice and Child Welfare Systems for LGBTQ Youth, YMSM, and YWSW Who Engage in Survival Sex
This report focuses on LGBTQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning] youth who become involved in the commercial sex market to meet basic survival needs, describing their experiences with law enforcement, the criminal justice system, and the child welfare system.
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and other changes in law and policy have created new expectations of juvenile justice personnel.
Toward Equity: Understanding Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression, and Developing Competency to Serve Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth in the Juvenile Justice System Training Curriculum
This training aims to improve the experiences and outcomes of LGBT youth in the juvenile justice system
Restoring Justice: A Blueprint for Ensuring Fairness, Safety, and Supportive Treatment of LGBT Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
This brief explains what works for LGBT youth by outlining the critical components of model juvenile justice policies and sample language.
This fact sheet promotes the safe, inclusive treatment of youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) in juvenile justice systems.